Artie (Aardvark)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
North Carolina Zoo in United States

♂ Artie (Aardvark)
Artie. Riddles Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Artie. Riddles Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: © Ryan Easley


SSP nr403


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 39 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1983 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1984
Imported:1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Locations - owners
Present / last location:North Carolina Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2007-10-26North Carolina Zoo
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

1996-06-04Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Gary Jacobson

1994-01-28Gary Jacobson
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

1993-10-03Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Gary Jacobson

1986-07-31Gary Jacobson
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Record history
History of updates2009-09-03: Image
2010-02-16: Name, Link
2021-09-18: Importer Arthur Jones

Latest document update2021-09-18 06:50:35
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Artie (Aardvark) is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the North Carolina Zoo, in United States.

Artie (Aardvark) arrived in 2007-10-26 to the North Carolina Zoo, relocated from the Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States.

Artie (Aardvark) lives together with 6 other elephants at the North Carolina Zoo:
  1. Batir (Skeeter) born 2002-01-21
  2. CSar (Flapjack) born 1974
  3. Louie born 2003-04-30
  4. Rafiki born 1981
  5. Samantha (Nekhanda) born 1988
  6. Tonga born 1978

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Artie (Aardvark) was born wild 1983, captured 1984 . and imported 1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones), Air, private Boeing 707

Comments / pictures

In October 2007, Scott Riddle sold three of his elephants to the North Carolina Zoo - Artie, Tonga and her daughter six year old daughter Batir.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Artie (Aardvark), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 August 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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